Somerset Factory sold for Undisclosed Sum

Posted on 31 January, 2015 by Chris Grigorovsky

One of the largest factories in the South West, Woodberry Bros & Haines (WBH) Ltd furniture factory, has been sold to Briarwood Products for an undisclosed amount by the Restructuring and Recovery team at GVA in Bristol.

The 500,000 sq ft WBH Highbridge factory is located on the 21 acre Walrow Industrial Estate close to Highbridge in Somerset.

Briarwood, which provides the largest stock of fibre cement roofing sheets and accessories in the UK, is currently based in Weston-Super-Mare where the company have been in business for the last 30 years selling to the agricultural market. With this new acquisition Briarwood can now look at expanding the business.

Managing Director at Briarwood Products, Alan Janes, sees great potential in this site, saying “We are very proud to have completed the purchase of this excellent site, where our investment and commitment to the local area will enable our plans for continued growth to be realised”.

Paul Hobbs, of GVA’s Industrial and Distribution Agency team, commented: “It is a modern factory, in excellent condition, and has the potential for multi-occupation, which we understand is part of the new owner’s plans for the site”.

Story: Chris Grigorovsky

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